Special Talents, Special Needs: Drama for People with Learning Disabilities / Edition 1

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The artistic director of, and an actress with, a British disabled theater company guide teachers and others working with learning disabled persons to channel creative expression through drama. Includes exercises/games for building confidence and characters, skills checklists, and tour survival tips. Lacks an index. Distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853025617
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Special Talents, Special Needs Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Preface 8
Introduction 11
Pt. I An Introduction to Creative Expression Through Drama
1 Getting to Know You 17
2 Communication 22
3 Eye Contact 30
4 Concentration 37
5 Listening 43
6 Trust 50
7 Memory 55
8 Feelings 61
9 Sounds and Rhythm 66
10 Basic Improvisation 72
Pt. II Progressing and Developing the Work: Exploring Theatre Skills
11 Introducing or Finding a Theme 83
12 Building Confidence and Presentation 88
13 Progressing from Movement to Dance 92
14 Discovering Your Voice 96
15 Status and Mime 100
16 Style 104
17 Building a Character 109
18 Using the Right Words 116
19 Recording and Listening to Your Voice 122
20 Videoing and Watching Yourself 130
Pt. III Working towards a Performance or Showing of Work
Romeo and Juliet 139
Holidays 153
Pt. IV Working with People with Multiple and Profound Learning Disabilities 169
Pt. V Touring Survival Guide 173
List of Exercises/Games 179
Bibliography 186
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